- Teachers, students to march against JNU's new admission policy
- University announced massive cuts in student intake for M.Phil, Ph.D
- The university has also scrapped fresh admissions in certain departments
JNUTA in its General Body Meeting demanded to ensure that the intake figures already approved by the academic council for each centre/school/special centre and incorporated in the draft prospectus circulated to centres are retained for the 2017-18 admissions in the campus. It also asked to not to make any changes in admission policy without the approval of the Academic Council and the Teachers association demanded to reconvene the Academic Council to reconsider all agenda items pertaining to the admission policy.
Following the 'clarification' mail the teachers received from the Director of Admission, JNUTA sought an appointment with Union Grants Commission Chairman Prof. Ved Prakash 'to understand what exactly the UGC clarified' regarding the admission policy and intake in departments.
Reacting to the latest developments, Bhagat Singh Ambedkar Students Organisation leader and student activist Umar Khalid accused JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar for planning "to convert JNU into a gurukul for only the rich and privileged".
Click here to read more on JNU Row
Click here for more Education News